Upcoming Ceramics Classes
Instructor: Cliff Glover
In this class we will investigate the qualities a tea practitioner looks for when making and serving a ritual bowl of matcha.
Calligraphy artist, Gerow Reece, will assist with the class, demonstrating the Tea Ceremony, showing us how to whip up our own bowl of matcha, so that we can understand why some bowls might be more preferable to others.
Along with making our Chawans, we will make bamboo measuring tools and custom steel tools, which are essential for refining both handbuilt and wheel-thrown bowls. After the bisque firing there will be a glaze demo, then a reduction gas firing. When convenient, we will watch a video about the 16th century Japanese Tea Master, Rikyu.
The class is open to both beginning and advanced students, hand builders and wheel throwers, and anyone who might want to understand more about Chado: The Way of Tea.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
In the ‘90s, they also began studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Chanoyu, with Dr. Shozo Sato, learning how Taoist and Buddhist philosophy is expressed in the simple act of serving tea. The lessons were invaluable for gaining a deeper appreciation for ceramics as well as Japanese culture.
These days Cliff sells his work through his own studio/gallery; as well as through the Highlight Gallery, Mendocino; Northcoast Artists, Fort Bragg; and the Ren Brown Collection in Bodega Bay.
View Cliff Glover Pottery
TUITION & FEES
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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